FOO Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins tragically posted about new music just weeks before his shocking death at age 50.
The band announced Hawkins’ sudden death on Friday night in a heartbreaking post about the beloved drummer.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins posted about new music just weeks before his shocking deathCredit: Getty
Hawkins, only 50 years old, shared a video alongside a message about his new music
His final Instagram post from February 4 features haunting lyricsCredit: Getty
The caption of his last Instagram post, from February 4, reads: “New @nhcmusicofficial EP ‘Intakes & Outtakes’ feat. “I Could Be Somebody Else” OUT NOW!! Links in bio.”
NHC stands for Navarro Hawkins Chaney, the trio Hawkins was part of, along with Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney.
“I see we’re back to our old games again,” the video text reads, coinciding with the song playing.
“Take the dead whore out of the closet,” the video continues.
“Let’s go play friends.”
The video then takes a turn, and the words become more haunting.
“Maybe I’m afraid of a long goodbye. Prisoner’s don’t escape, they just love to die on your line.”
The video features colorful animations with images of mushrooms, butterflies, and trees appearing in the 35 second clip.
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Hawkins’ death was called an “unimaginable” loss by The Foo Fighters.
The band – which consists of Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee – shared a statement on social media late Friday.
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The Twitter post read: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins.
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.
“Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”
The Foo Fighters did not immediately reveal a cause of death after his body was found in a hotel room.
Because of Hawkins’ passing, the band’s scheduled performance at the Picnic Stereo Festival in Bogota, Colombia has been canceled.
The loss cut deep for the many fans of Hawkins and The Foo Fighters.
Fellow rock legends and other musicians quickly flooded social media with tributes.
Ozzy Osbourne said: “@TaylorHawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician.
“My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans. See you on the other side – Ozzy.”
Billy Idol shared a picture of Taylor, and wrote with a broken heart: “So tragic. Rest in peace Taylor.”
Rage Against The Machine rocker Tom Morello posted a photo with his friend Taylor and wrote: “God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend.”
In addition to being a member of the Foo Fighters, Hawkins played with a handful of other well-known artists throughout his career.
He drummed with Alanis Morissette in the 1990s during the height of her career. Hawkins went on to appear in an episode of HBO’s Music Box centered around Morissette.
Then in 1997, after the Foo Fighters lost their original drummer, William Goldsmith, Hawkins joined the band.
While with the band, Hawkins had a handful of other projects, including Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.
He formed the trio with Navarro and Chaney in 2021.
Their first two singles were Feed The Cruel and Better Move On.
Just weeks ago, the trio had put out a cover of Pink Floyd’s Fearless.
Hawkins leaves behind wife Alison, whom he wed in 2005, and children Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh.
The Foo Fighters said Hawkins’ musical spirit and infectious laughter will live foreverCredit: Getty
Hawkins leaves behind wife Allison, whom he wed in 2005, and children Oliver and AnnabelleCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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